Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 19

Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 19

1. Virgil, who wrote The Aeneid, did NOT... a. live in Athens
b. live in Rome
c. write pastoral poems
d. actually experience civil war
e. have his talent appreciated in his lifetime

2. Who was Virgil's most illustrious patron? a. Queen Cleopatra
b. Julius Caesar
c. Caesar Augustus
d. Pope Leo IV
e. Duke of Athens

3. For Roman literature, to add Greek elements was thought to add... a. more natural calamities
b. more sophistication and elegance
c. more wars and battles
d. a sense of duty and respect for Rome
e. more money for the writer

4. A dominant Roman element in myths is... a. an attempt at reality rather than supernatural elements
b. an attempt to lift the Latin language to the same poetic level as Greek
c. from the prosaic to a self-consciously poetic vehicle
d. creating a genealogy including Heroes and Gods based on actual Romans
e. all of the above

5. The narrative of the Aeneid parallels... a. Homer's works
b. the Iliad
c. the Odyssey
d. route taken by Odysseus
e. all of the above

6. In the Aeneid, the curse Dido calls down on Aeneas is... a. for him to never reach home
b. to have endless calamity
c. to have an avenger declare war on Rome
d. to have Hannibal sack Cathage
e. all of the above

7. The result of Dido's curse was... a. the Punic Wars
b. the war between Cathage and Rome
c. the General Hannibal sacking Rome
d. the defeat of Carthage
e. all of the above

8. The city of Rome does NOT function, in the narrative of the Aeneid, as... a. as a site for Heroic commitment
b. a site for civilization to flourish
c. a concept of boundaries and walls insuring security
d. means to spread th e ways of peace
e. a site for personal glory through military prowess

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